Author: Michael Haines

Michael Haines has over 45 years in management and consulting roles across the government, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors. In 2011, Michael established VANZI, a 'not-for-profit' initiative in collaboration with a range of key stakeholders to broker development of the Digital Built & Legal Environment (DBLE). In 2018, he established a national workgroup now numbering more than 100 professionals covering all stakeholders across the built environment, to help develop the Governance Framework for the DBLE. In his spare time, Michael works to understand and improve the way our money, banking and tax systems work.

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Creating the Learning-Knowledge Economy: Paying People to Learn

Australian Education Minister Dan Tehan recently announced changes to tertiary education funding intended to incentivise study for ‘jobs of the future’. As reported by the ABC‘s Conor Duffy, ‘job relevant’ Australian University course fees are to be slashed: Subjects in nursing, psychology, English, languages, teaching, Read More …

Higher Incomes, Lower Costs & Guaranteed Safety Net

Around 50% of the population cannot contribute to the production of our goods and services: the young, old, incapacitated and their unpaid carers, as well as a small percentage ‘between jobs’. This is not a fixed group. The people in it constantly change: the young Read More …